Party People

Nothing like a little book release to make me completely nuts and insecure and self-doubting and depressed and generally kind of mean and bitchy (just ask my family). The cheery question I get asked most frequently lately is, “Are you excited that your book came out?”

Grateful, yes. Relieved, yes. Excited, not really. Not to sound sour, but it’s the truth. It’s a vulnerable and scary time.

But my spirits were lifted at the Book Soup launch event for Pretty. It was a treat. Sincere thanks to all of you who came out and celebrated with me! I really felt the love. I hope you had as good a time as I did.

Lisa Dee and Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals sang some tunes.

Mr. Shriner was actually in town this time!

With J Ryan Stradal and Stephen Elliott (looking awfully suspect).

Up to no good: Ernest Greene, Robert Cucuzza, Scott Shriner, Steve De Jarnatt and Brian Ray.

Who has a sexier signing line than this? Okay, Duff McKagan is signing next week and he probably will, but not by much…

With Ricky Mahler

PRETTY Party

I hope I’ll be seeing some of you L.A. area folks tonight at my launch event at Book Soup. We’ve had a little last minute change of plans and I’m just thrilled to bits that my buddy, the fabulously talented Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals, will be playing a few tunes before I get up and start yakking.

To celebrate, and for all of my peeps who’ve been along for the ride, the first 250 folks who order a copy of Pretty today (gotta be today) will get one of these fab necklaces. Just email your receipt to pretty.the.book@gmail.com, and Pretty bling will soon be at your door. (Obviously, your addy is safe with me, and the only thing I’ll use it for is to get this to you.)

Thanks for being part of the journey.

And here’s Juli. Ain’t she the cutest thing? Just wait until you see how she rocks a guitar over a giant pregnant belly. She’s a a marvel.

It’s My Party, I’ll Dress Like A 70’s Era Beverly Hills Housewife If I Want To

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I was blown away by the turnout last night at the book launch party for Some Girls. Thanks so much to all of you who came out to support me. I am blessed with incredible friends.

Pictured above are: the Book Soup sign (how cool is it that I’m listed right next to Joel Grey?), the reading at Book Soup, me signing a book to our pal Brian Ray, me with my friend Colin (who stood by my side for over an hour while I signed), and Venus DeMille dancing at the after-party at Ghettogloss gallery.

I have more pictures and so much more to say about the night, but I’ve got to pack and get T and myself on an airplane to NY tomorrow. I’m having an anxiety attack just from writing the sentence.

Catch me on The View on Monday morning, then right afterward on Barbara Walters’ SIRIUS Radio show!

Some Girls Launch Event

Launch Event Flyer

The mostly-complete events list for Some Girls is up on my website now. Please check the tour dates and come see me if I’m in your hood. I’m doing events in LA, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland and Austin.

The LA launch event is going to be on April 30, with a reading and author signing at Book Soup followed by a party at Ghettogloss art gallery. The invite with all the details is posted above. Hope to see you there!